Seattle Daily Crime Reports

Seattle’s 911 crime reporting displays daily (updated every 4 hours) crime dashboards displaying incidents of property and violent crime, categorized by type, all the way back to 2008. The ultimate goal with initiatives like this is to improve the relationship between police departments and the community by making data available for analysis and discussion. This, in turn, improves and promotes community awareness in combating crime.

Since this effort is voluntary, it’s not currently known whether or not other cities or states will follow this example. If they do, we’ll be the first to incorporate and visualize their data in a similar way.